I hold a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, am a certified Technology of Participation facilitator and a qualified Technology of Participation trainer. I have more than 15 years of experience working with and on behalf of young people, families and community. I'm passionate about igniting energy, capturing consensus and building momentum for groups to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities for improvement or excellence through facilitation, evaluation and project management methods. I have worked locally and nationally with organizations such as The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Youthrive in Wake County, Carolina, the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, and Hennepin County, Minnesota. My hobbies include, but are not limited to: teaching boxing, watching Packer/Badger football, singing karaoke and taking walks around Lake Nokomis.